Thoughtgender is when one becomes the gender they think about. If someone hears about a certain gender or they find themself thinking about it, their gender will change to that or closer to that. This is not the same as being able to control one's gender, as it cannot happen by force; it's generally unintentional. For example, if someone who is feeling masculine is referred to as female and they think about the female gender, then they would become female or more feminine.
Some variations include:
- Thoughtboy, where one finds it easier to change to masculine genders.
- Thoughtgirl, where one finds it easier to change to feminine genders.
- Thoughtnonbinary, where one finds it easier to change to non-binary genders.
- Thoughtxenic, where one finds it easier to change to xenogenders.
The term thoughtgender was co-coined by Kirbirb and an anonymous wiki user on January 13th, 2021. The flags were made on the same day, and the Thoughtxenic flag was made on January 18th, 2021.
On the Thoughtgender flag, orange stands for thought, white represents many or all genders, and blue is for fluidity. On the Thoughtboy, Thoughtgirl, Thoughtnon-binary, and Thoughtxenic flags, the middle stripes are changed to blue, pink, yellow, and purple, respectively, to represent those genders.